Simple Pursuit: A Heart After Jesus is a 365 daily devotional book written by college students for college students (sixty-eight individuals are thanked for their contribution, but no authorship is credited on devotionals) and published by the Passion movement. It notes “introductions” by well-known CCM industry names among millennial Evangelicals: Louie Giglio, Chris Tomlin, David Crowder, and Matt Redman. They each offer a couple paragraphs or so of easy-to-read material that add no substantial value or contribution to the book itself; they are merely marketing tools used in the hope of selling more copies of this hit-and-miss collection. Every devotional is contained within a single page and contains a Scripture, a sometimes-relevant thought (a couple paragraphs), and a short prayer. I see no reason why anyone would want to purchase this when there are so many other daily devotionals with more substance. I imagine most readers would benefit more from simply reading the Bible (perhaps in a year’s time if desiring to follow a 365-day plan) rather than spending time and money on this.
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